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www.drugfreeworld.org/drugfacts/prescription/abuse-international-statistics.html

Every day in the US, 2,500 youth (12 to 17) abuse a prescription pain reliever for the first time. Prescription drug abuse, while most prevalent in the US, is a problem in many areas around the world including Europe, Southern Africa and South Asia. In the US alone, more than 15 million people abuse prescription drugs, ...

www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/index.html

Oct 23, 2017 ... The United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic. ... 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid. ... MMWR: Trends in deaths involving heroin and synthetic opioids excluding methadone and drug product reports by U.S. Census region, United States — 2006–2015 · CDC ...

www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/data/index.html

Jul 18, 2017 ... Drug overdose deaths and opioid- involved deaths continue to increase in the United States. Deaths from drug overdose are up among both ...

deserthopetreatment.com/drug-overdose/prescription-drugs

Although many individuals take medications only as prescribed by their doctors, it is possible to become addicted to, abuse, and overdose on prescription medications. Because many medications are widely prescribed to treat pain or psychiatric disorders, Americans have greater access to a wider variety of strong drugs.

www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/misuse-prescription-drugs/summary

Misuse of prescription drugs means taking a medication in a manner or dose other than prescribed; taking someone else's prescription, even if for a legitimate medical complaint such as pain; or taking a medication to feel euphoria (i.e., to get high).* The term nonmedical use of prescription drugs also refers to these ...

teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/prescription-drugs

Get the facts about how abusing prescription drugs affects the brain and body.

www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/prescription-drug-overdose

Check out the new web-based training "Pathways to Safer Opioid Use". Across the United States, 40 people die each day because of overdosing on narcotic prescription medications. The most commonly abused prescription drugs are: * opioid painkillers like Vicodin and codeine. * depressants, or medicines to treat anxiety ...

www.webmd.com/mental-health/addiction/abuse-of-prescription-drugs

Feb 6, 2018 ... Is it possible that you or someone you love is addicted to prescription drugs? Most of us take prescription drugs only for the reason the doctor intended. But the National Institute on Drug Abuse says about 48 million people (ages 12 and older) have used prescription drugs for nonmedical reasons in their ...

www.huffingtonpost.com/topic/prescription-drug-overdose

When it comes to drug overdose, we may be winning one battle, but losing the war. As deaths involving prescription painkillers are leveling off, the latest stats on heroin fatalities could not be more dire. What's often lost behind the headlines is that the trends in prescription painkiller and heroin abuse are linked. POLITICS .